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“Pure Grit: The Feminine Face of Courage in WWII”

Nine hours after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, they attacked American bases in the Philippines. One hundred American military nurses stationed at those bases were hit with an onslaught of wounded and dying men; the women had never been trained in combat medicine! The Army and Navy nurses rose to the occasion and learned combat nursing while bombs exploded around them. They were the first large group of American women ordered into combat. Join local author, Mary Cronk Farrell, as she shares interviews, stories, diaries, and rare historical photos for the writing of this historic account of these hidden heroes of WWII. The little known story of their courage and sacrifice will renew your faith in the resilience of the human mind, body and spirit. Refreshments will be served afterward. Books will be available to purchase. Part of the EWU Women’s Studies Center program.